Saturday, 21 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 82. Extra Word Formation Exercise



WORDFORMATION

1.    A: What is the _______ of the Big Ben? (HIGH)

B: I am not sure but perhaps it is more than fifty meters.

2.    My grandparents have great experience and life _______. (WISE)

3.    Don’t go there if you are _______ of mice. There are thousands of mice there. (FEAR)

4.    Don’t be too _______ of her decision. She hates it! (CRITICISE)

5.    My boyfriend is a very _______ person. He will never give up and keep on fighting to win. (PERSIST)

6.    The ______ of all flights was due to the bad weather. (CANCEL)

7.    Joe has great _______ in himself. That is why he never gives up easily.(CONFIDE)

8.    Out of our sheer _______, we started making up silly stories. (BORING)

9.    She is just an _______ of mine. I don’t know her well. (ACQUAINT)

10. It has been snowing all night so there is a great ______ that all tomorrow’s flights will be cancelled. (LIKE)

11. You may use this computer and this mobile phone whenever you want. They are at your _______. (DISPOSE)

12. The negotiations have proven more _______ than any of us expected.(TROUBLE)

13. Marlene Dietrich was _______ through her roles in films like 'The Blue Angel'.(MORTAL)

14. He was _______ in 1965 for attempted murder.(PRISON)

15. He is my _______. He owes me 1000$. (DEBT)

16. I can't get the _______car to start! (BLOOD)

17. He stopped at a bar for a little _______.(FRESH)

18. Although they said nothing, she could sense their _______ of her suggestion. (APPROVE)

19. I love spending time in  _______ regions. (MOUNTAIN)

20. It was _______ not to phone and say you'd be late. (THINK)

21. Because many of the elderly were _______________, they decided to close the home(NOURISH). Some of them even died of ______________(NUTRITION).








KEY:

1. HEIGHT



2. WISDOM



3. FEARFUL



4. Critical



5. PERSISTENT



6. CANCELLATION



7. CONFIDENCE



8. BOREDOM

Sheer: 1[only before noun] used to emphasize the size, degree or amount of sth: e.g. The area is under threat from the sheer number of tourists using it.  We were impressed by the sheer size of the cathedral.
2[only before noun] complete and not mixed with anything else SYN  utter: e.g. The concert was sheer delight.  I only agreed out of sheer desperation.



9. ACQUAINTANCE



10. LIKELIHOOD



11. DISPOSAL



12. TROUBLESOME



13. Immortalized



14.  Imprisoned



15. DEBTOR



16. Bleeding



17. Refreshment



18. Disapproval



19. Mountainous



20. Thoughtless



21. malnourished, 



malnutrition


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